Top Six: football rumours of the day, featuring Jose Mourinho, Gio dos Santos, Mark Hughes and Karmi Benzema


2nd, June 2008

Monday’s best football stories
1. Karim Benzema to Man Utd
Fergie is preparing a £30m mega bid for the very highly rated Lyon striker. God help the rest of the league if the United boss gets his man. [Manchester Evening News]
2. Jose Mourinho to Inter Milan
This is more than mere rumour now, it seems. Several sources are reporting that the Special One has signed a three-year contract to manage the Serie A giants. Could Roberto Mancini come in the opposite direction, to Chelsea? Watch this space. [Eat Sleep Sport]

3. Mark Hughes to Man City
United fans will love Sparky if this comes off. The Blackburn boss has been given permission by Rovers to hold talks with Man City after Sven-Goran Eriksson parted company with the club. [BBC Sport]
4. Gio dos Santos to Spurs
After several ill-fated attempts to find a potential replacement for Dimitar Berbatov, Tottenham Hotspur appear to be on the verge of signing wonderkid Giovani Dos Santos from Barcelona. [Telegraph]
5. Robinho to Man Utd
Real Madrid’s Robinho has reportedly admitted that a proposed swap deal involving himself and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is a possibility, according to Portuguese daily A Bola. []
6. Jonny Evans to Birmingham City
Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is eyeing up Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. The 20-year-old defender spent the final five months of last season on loan at Sunderland, his second loan spell at the Stadium of Light, so McLeish may face competition from Roy Keane for Evans’s signature. [Tribal Football]